Death Valley Desert Ride - 3rd Annual BDR Fundraiser - April 14-17, 2016 - SOLD OUT

Dec 26th, 2015

This event is sold out. Email us to get on the waiting list.
We look forward to exploring Death Valley with new and old friends!

Join the BDR Team, Members, Ambassadors, and other industry professionals and ADV enthusiasts for the third annual BDR Desert Fundraiser, and help raise funds required to create new routes and preserve riding opportunities for the ADV community.

BDR Fundraiser



Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Ranch at Furnace Creek

Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328

$785 per person (10% discount for BDR Members)

Limited to 50 Riders

Kick off the riding season by exploring the best backcountry trails of the world renowned Death Valley basin. Enjoy spectacular desert scenery, colorful geology, and breathtaking wilderness, while you learn the remarkable Western history, make new friends, and gaze at the stars in one of the largest Dark Sky Parks in the world!

The western-themed grounds of the Ranch at Furnace Creek in the heart of the Death Valley National Park is the base camp for this year's fundraiser.    


  • A tight-knit and cozy gathering of ADV enthusiasts and industry professionals.
  • Enjoy rides through incredible desert country.
  • Fully catered meals through the whole weekend, from Thursday lunch to Sunday breakfast.
  • Nightly drinks and dinners "under the stars" at the beautiful Date Grove.
  • Spring-fed swimming pool.
  • Tent, motorhome and trailer camping* on site (see note).
  • Rooms at the Ranch are available at $175 (plus taxes and fees) for double occupancy (roll-a-ways permited for extra $20). Ranch accommodations are not included in the price of the event.  BOOK EARLY directly with The Ranch at Furnace Creek at 760-786-2345.  Use Block Code: R-041416-BAC or 732460. 
  • Restrooms, hot showers, and all modern amenities.
  • Nightly camp-fires.
  • The BDR team will listen to feedback from the community, discuss the future of the Backcountry Discovery Routes, and brainstorm the possibilities.  
  • You can take part in planning the future of the BDR organization, and receive your “BDR Supporter” badge, and other mementos.

*Note: A limited number of Tent Camping and full hook-up RV Sites is available on a first come first served basis. Please indicate your need for RV or dry camping at the time of the reservation.

All motorcycles must be licensed, street legal, and dual-sport or adventure type.

You’ll have a chance to win prizes from our sponsors KLIM, ExOfficio, Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, Touratech-USA, Butler Motorcycle Maps, Trailmaster Adventure Gear, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, DoubleTake Mirror, and other sponsors.



Tickets to attend the event are $785 per person, and space is limited to 50 guests. A discounted price of $350 is offered to wives/partners of attending riders, covering all meals and camping/RV hook up.

The deadline to book your tickets is March 15, 2016.

Reserve your tickets online.

Ticket Options


Call 206-383-6233 to make your reservation over the phone. 

Or send your check to: Backcountry Discovery Routes, 4021 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.

For questions or more information, email or call 206-383-6233.



For your convenience, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures is offering adventure motorcycle rentals on location. Simply call Colorado Motorcycle Adventures at 720.505.2030 to reserve your bike of choice for the event. They will bring the bike to the event for you free of charge and have it ready to ride.

Death Valley bike rental


Furnace Creek Ranch

Furnace Creek Ranch Pool

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